“The love affair goes on”, “Yo Adrian, we did it!” – Liverpool fans react to UEFA Super Cup triumph

14 August 2019

Liverpool clinched the UEFA Super Cup on penalties after a dramatic clash with Chelsea, and fans were delighted with another chapter in Istanbul written.


Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 on pens)

UEFA Super Cup, Besiktas Park
August 14, 2019

Goals: Mane 48′, 95′; Giroud 36′, Jorginho pen 101′


The Reds travelled to Istanbul to face a familiar foe in Chelsea with a shot at silverware on the line, and it was a familiar tale in Turkey as the game went the distance.

Despite looking the business early in proceedings, Liverpool quickly found themselves chasing shadows as the Blues capitalised on the Reds’ disconnect across the pitch, hitting the lead through Olivier Giroud.

But the much-needed introduction of Roberto Firmino for the start of the second half reaped instant rewards as Sadio Mane levelled the scores, but with the deadlock remaining after 90 minutes, extra-time followed.

Liverpool’s No. 10 would again find the net only for a Jorginho penalty to ensure the game was decided on penalties, with Adrian emerging as the hero as the Reds secured their first trophy of the season.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on Facebook, Twitter and This Is Anfield’s forums.

 

The Reds failed to win the midfield battle in the first 45 and fans lamented the absence of a creative spark…

“ It would be nice if the midfield showed up for the second half.”

Red Armada on the forums.

 

But wishes were granted with immediate effect in the second, with Firmino’s contribution duly lauded…

“Fucking Bobby. He is OUTRAGEOUS.”

Neukolln on the forums.

“I wish we had a couple of clones of Bobby. He truly is a unique player.”

Maria on the forums.

 

Extra-time brought about a mix of emotions with Mane praised & the penalty decision heavily criticised…

“Fucks sake, extra time. Last thing we need.”

T.C.B on the forums.

 

Istanbul, penalties and Adrian the hero; what was not to love…

 

And while the performance wasn’t convincing, another piece of silverware was added to the honours wall…

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